KMPro Launches First Month for Knowledge Management

[German title: KMPro eröffnet ersten Wissensmanagement-Monat (Translate text to: Deutsch)]

Knowledge Management Month — October 2006
Knowledge Management Professional Society (KMPro)
September 25, 2006

KMPro has designated October as international “Knowledge Management Month” — a month for KMPro members and all other KM’ers worldwide to partcipate in activities intended to increase awareness and focus upon knowledge management. Recognizing that Peter Drucker had identified improving the effectiveness of knowledge workers as the “most important management challenge of the 21st century” knowledge management has become critical to organizations world-wide. Yet despite that fact, it seems that many organizations remain unclear of the value of KM or how to implement it. Which is why KMPro has decided to ?champion? this event.

KMPro encourages ALL KM’ers and all other KM societies and associations to join in this month — to promote all that is KM. Additional information on plans and activities will be available on the KMPro website ( as well as on the KM Month event site itself ( – available October 1st). If you would like to volunteer to sponsor, host or coordinate any activities (including online events) or contribute in any way (suggest an idea!), please contact Dr. Dan Kirsch (email or call +01-757-460-6500).

Dr. Nick Bontis, a member of KMPro’s Advisory Board had this to say about KM Month:

“October is Knowledge Management Month. This means that for 31 days knowledge workers around the world will unite in their effort to harvest the full intellectual capital potential of their organizations. We will seek to promote knowledge sharing behaviours and we will not tolerate the destructive behaviours of hoarders. We will embrace and support all KM educational programs. We will appreciate both the technological and human aspects of KM equally. And, we will seek out and kiss a CKO on the cheek!”

(Dr. Nick Bontis, Director, Institute for Intellectual Capital Research, Professor of Strategy, McMaster University)


External Knowledge and the ‘not-invented-here’ Syndrome

[German title: Externes Wissen und das ‘nicht-hier-erfunden’ Syndrom (Translate text to: Deutsch)]

Lichtenthaler, Ulrich & Ernst, Holger (2006)
Attitudes to externally organising knowledge management tasks: a review, reconsideration and extension of the NIH syndrome.
R&D Management 36 (4), 367-386.
doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9310.2006.00443.x

Abstract: Companies may carry out all major knowledge management tasks, i.e. knowledge acquisition, accumulation and exploitation, internally and externally. Therefore, we propose the integrate-or-relate decision in knowledge accumulation as a complement to the well-known make-or-buy and keep-or-sell decisions in knowledge acquisition and exploitation. A key factor for taking adequate decisions, for building up organisational capabilities and for realising a firm’s knowledge potential are unbiased attitudes to the knowledge management tasks. While past research has focused on the ‘not-invented-here’ (NIH) syndrome as a negative attitude to acquiring external knowledge, a more holistic view is adopted in the present article by extending prior research on two dimensions. Firstly, we consider all major knowledge management tasks and do not limit our analysis to knowledge acquisition. Secondly, we take into account that, apart from overly negative attitudes, excessively positive attitudes may exist. Accordingly, we identify the following six syndromes: ‘NIH’ vs. ‘buy-in’ in knowledge acquisition, ‘all-stored-here’ vs. ‘relate-out’ in knowledge accumulation and ‘only-used-here’ vs. ‘sell-out’ in knowledge exploitation. After briefly reviewing research into NIH and developing a knowledge management framework, the syndromes are defined, and possible antecedents, consequences and managerial actions are described.

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Knowledge and Process Management Volume 13, Issue 3 (July/September 2006) Special Issue available

[German title: Knowledge and Process Management Jg. 13, Nr. 3 (Juli/September 2006) Sonderausgabe verfügbar (Translate text to: Deutsch)]

Knowledge and Process Management
Volume 13, Issue 3 (July/September 2006)
Special Issue: Continuous Innovation, Performance and Knowledge Management (Edited by Ross L. Chapman, Mats Magnusson)

Guest Editorial: Continuous innovation, performance and knowledge management: an introduction (p 129-131)
Ross L. Chapman, Mats G. Magnusson

Managing innovation through social architecture, learning, and competencies: a new conceptual approach (p 132-143)
Peter Murray, Deborah Blackman

Knowledge exploitation, knowledge exploration, and competency trap (p 144-161) Weiping Liu
Dynamic capabilities in early-phase entrepreneurship (p 162-174)
Paolo Boccardelli, Mats G. Magnusson

Process learning in alliances developing radical versus incremental innovations: evidence from the telecommunications industry (p 175-191)
Jan Feller, Annaleena Parhankangas, Riitta Smeds

An empirical examination of performance measurement for managing continuous innovation in logistics (p 192-205)
Claudine A. Soosay, Ross L. Chapman

What knowledge management for mobile workers? (p 206-217)
Mariano Corso, Andrea Giacobbe, Antonella Martini, Luisa Pellegrini

The relationship between innovation and business performance – a comparative study between manufacturing and service firms (p 218-225)
Daniel I. Prajogo

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International Journal of Knowledge Management Vol. 2, Issue 4 2006 issued

[German title: International Journal of Knowledge Management Vol. 2, Issue 4 2006 erschienen (Translate text to: Deutsch)]

International Journal of Knowledge Management
Vol. 2, Issue 4 2006


Knowledge Sharing: Effects of Cooperative Type and Reciprocity Level
Pages: pp. 1-16
Authors: Kim, J.; Lee, S. M.; Olson, D. L
Affiliations: University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA

A Method for Knowledge Modeling: Application of Unified Modeling Language (UML) to Knowledge Modeling
Pages: pp. 17-31
Authors: Kim, S-k.; Lim, S-b.; Mitchell, R. B.
Affiliations: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA; State University of New York at Geneseo, USA; University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Improvement of Software Engineering by Modeling Knowledge-Intensive Business Processes
Pages: pp. 32-51
Authors: Fröming, J.; Gronau, N.; Schmid, S.
Affiliations: University of Potsdam, Germany

Knowledge Management and Hurricane Katrina Response
Pages: pp. 52-66
Authors: Murphy, T.; Jennex, M. E.
Affiliations: Autonomechs, LLC, USA; San Diego State University, USA

Using Social Networking Analysis to Facilitate Knowledge Sharing in the British Council
Pages: pp. 67-76
Authors: Cheuk, B. W.
Affiliations: Improvement Service for the Scottish Local Government, Scotland

Book Review

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